Final count gives Vaz 72 more votes

Monday, April 08, 2019

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The final count of votes for the Portland Eastern parliamentary by-election has resulted in the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate Ann-Marie Vaz receiving 9,989 votes, an increase of 72 on the 9,917 reported in the preliminary count last Thursday night.

At the same time, the defeated People's National Party (PNP) candidate Damion Crawford, saw his total in the final count move from 9,611 to 9,670 votes.

The final count was released late Saturday evening by the Electoral Office of Jamaica, which said that of the 36,315 electors on the voters' list, a total of 19,734 electors voted, representing a voter turnout of 54.3 per cent. There were 75 rejected ballots.

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